Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a FREE SHARED transportation service for Monterey Park Senior Residents ages 55 years or older and/or have a signed form from a physician attesting to a disability that travels within City limits, except for medical appointments to adjacent communities within 5 miles to Alhambra, Montebello, San Gabriel and other unincorporated LA County areas.
How Do I Join?
To become a DIAL-A-RIDE member, residents must complete an application and provide proof of residency with photo (drivers license or current ID). Applications (PDF) Approved applications will have a photo taken to issue a Dial-A-Ride ID Card with a one-time fee of $5.00. Applications are also available at Langley Center.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment:
To your destination:
Call the Dispatcher desk 626-307-1395 OR 626-307-1396) and provide the dispatcher name, address, phone number, time of pick up, and any special accommodations (wheelchair, walker, etc). Medical appointments need to be made at least 5 days in advance and regular appointments need to be made at least 3 days in advance. We go by a first come, first serve basis.
Going back home:
Call the dispatcher desk to schedule your return pick up. It will typically take 15 to 30 minutes for your pick up to arrive.
Where can I go?
Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride service that our residents can make ANY trip from their home within the City of Monterey Park and trips to outside communities within 5 miles for medical appointments only. Local trips within the city to eat, shop or visit City Hall, Library, Parks, or Post Office. The following is a list of medical facilities transportation services are available but not limited to:
- Anywhere within Monterey Park
- Alhambra Hospital:100 S Raymond Avenue
- Health Care Partners:22 and 55 S Raymond Avenue
- Pacific Medical Center:707 Garfield Avenue
- Eye Physician and Surgeon:416 W Las Tunas Dr.
- Facey Building:207 S Santa Anita Avenue
- San Gabriel Medical Center:218 S Santa Anita Avenue
- Beverly Hospital:309 W Beverly Boulevard
- Kaiser Permanente (Montebello):1550 Montebello Town Center Dr.
- Internal Medical Group:101 W Beverly Boulevard
- Health Care Partners:2601 and 2603 Via Campo
- Kaiser Permanente (East Los Angeles):5119 Pomona Boulevard
Langley Center - Dial-A-Ride, 400 W Emerson Avenue, Monterey Park CA 91754.
For more information, contact Dial-A-Ride at 626-307-1396 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Dial-a-Taxi Program Extended
The City of Monterey Park is pleased to introduce a new low cost transportation program for senior residents ages 55 years and older called – "Dial-A-Taxi." This service allows senior residents to shop, dine, and visit any location in the city or to approved satellite medical facilities and hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Senior residents must first submit an application to verify eligibility with Dial-A-Taxi to receive a booklet of ten taxi vouchers that are used with a $1 one-way copay until the pilot program ends. Additional taxi voucher booklets are available at Langley Senior Center, though supplies are limited.
For more information on the Dial-A-Taxi program please contact Dial-A-Ride at 626-307-1395, or visit Langley Center located at 400 W. Emerson Avenue, Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Metro Tap Card
Metro Tap Cards are processed from the 25th of the month through the 10th of each month from Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. To receive the City of Monterey Park discount, you must be senior resident at least 62 years or older and/or have a Reduced and have a valid California driver's license or ID with proof of residency. For Monterey Park residents, the price will be $17 and for non-Monterey Park residents, the price will be $20.
Mature Driver's Improvement Course
This course is offered monthly. Seniors completing the eight hour course will be certified and eligible to get a 5% to 10% reduction on their premiums with participating insurance companies. There will be a $1 non-refundable fee for the class and it will go from 8 AM to 4:30 PM with a lunch break. Classes are held monthly on the second Monday of the month.